July 30, 2014

Private Chattanooga ISP Says City-Owned Expansion Isn't the Solution for 'Digital Deserts'

With federal grants and built-in tax advantages, the muni broadband offering enjoys an unfair advantage over private telecom companies, says one private ISP owner.

July 30, 2014

Solving Digital Crimes in the Cloud Faces Numerous Challenges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has identified 65 forensic science challenges in the cloud, and is working to build a roadmap to overcoming them.

July 30, 2014

Stockton, Calif. School District Puts Electronic Education Bond on Ballot

Measure E will be a new $114 million bond the Stockton Unified School District said will pay for “Excellent Electronic Education.” The question is, will voters support the district borrowing millions when it already services $25 million a year in bond debt?

July 30, 2014

Hackathon Sets Tone for CEO Satya Nadella's New Microsoft

The hackathon is part of a weeklong series of events called oneweek, designed to inform employees about, and inspire them to engage in, the company’s vision and strategy for the new fiscal year.

July 30, 2014

White House Innovation Day Highlights Disaster Response, Recovery

Emergency managers converged with the tech community to discuss tools that can create more resilient communities.

July 30, 2014

Missouri Tax Hike Splits Transportation Advocates

Missourians will decide next week whether to raise the state's sales tax to boost transportation funding.

July 30, 2014

EPA Opens Public Hearings on Power Plant Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding public hearings on its new rules regulating power plants, and both sides of the debate are coming out in full force.

July 30, 2014

Open Data: California’s Water Records Should Be Made Public

Making California's water records available to a wider range of scientists and civil engineers could have a profound effect on how the state keeps from completely drying up.

July 30, 2014

AT&T Chooses San Antonio to Receive GigaPower Network

With its announcement, AT&T took big strides in its race with rival Google to wire U.S. cities with gigabit bandwidth Internet service, the highest speed available to consumers.

July 30, 2014

Ohio to Centralize Computer Systems for State Agencies

The upgrade is a five- to seven-year undertaking because most state agencies have gone their own way for years in providing computer services for government functions.

July 30, 2014

What’s so special about the Social Security number 078-05-1120?

Answer: It’s been fraudulently used more than 40,000 times.

July 30, 2014

Los Angeles: The Beginning of Nationwide Wi-Fi?

In a response to a Los Angeles RFI for citywide broadband, Dutch start up Angie Communications said it would also build and operate a nationwide 4G network and a Wi-Fi network that reaches 90 percent of the population. But some are skeptical of the ambitious plan.

July 29, 2014

State and Local Govs Not Ready For Mobile, Survey Says

One of the hottest trends in government has most state and local agencies caught off-guard, according to a new survey.

July 29, 2014

Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education

Seven universities are working on a year-long planning project to improve student success thanks to $225,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

July 29, 2014

Michigan CSO Dan Lohrmann Leaves Government

A fixture in Michigan state government for the past 17 years, Lohrmann has been a leading voice on cybersecurity in the public sector.

July 29, 2014

Photo of the Week - HI-SEAS Crew Completes 'Mission to Mars'

Beginning in late March, six people remained locked in a remote habitat for four months. The goal? To understand what it's like to live on the Red Planet.

July 29, 2014

Will Pennsylvania Regulate Drones Used for Hunting?

State lawmakers are considering a ban on aerial drones that aid hunters in their pursuit of game.

July 29, 2014

Emails Show Allegheny County, Pa., Council Investigated Potential Snooping

The council is considering bids from two companies to protect internal communications; the chosen company would develop a computer server separate from the executive and other offices.

July 29, 2014

UC Irvine Researchers Receive Grant to Study ‘Crowdprogramming’

As part of the grant work, the UC Irvine team plans to create a publicly available platform for crowdfunding called CrowdCode, a tool set designed to address the intricacies of crowd programming.

July 29, 2014

California Officials Want to Build a 'Total Disaster City' for Training

The $56 million training facility would pit emergency crews against a variety of realistic, pressure-packed simulated disasters.